Prefix List - 2020

This list includes the most common prefixes (a word element that only used as a prefix) and combining forms. Please note that prefixes can be used by itself (prefix), with space (prefix ), or with hyphen (prefix-). For example, prefix of "non" can be added to word significant as:

  • nonsignificant|significant
  • non-significant|significant
  • non significant|significant
The following tables list all prefixes for Lexical Tools derivations:

 PrefixClassSenseNegationExamplePrecisionInstancesOccurrencesExceptionsStatus
1 Afro O relating to Africa O Afro-American 60.00% 20 12 8 2012
2 Anglo O relating to England O Anglo-Irish 45.83% 24 11 13 2012
3 Euro O European O Eurocentric 37.50% 16 6 10 2012
4 Franco O French, France O Francophile 0.00% 6 0 6 2012
5 Indo O relating to the Indian subcontinent O Indo-European 52.38% 21 11 10 2012
6 a B lacking in, lack of, not, without N asexual, asymmetric 26.66% 1313 350 963 2012
verb > predicative adjective with progressive aspect O afloat, atremble
on, in, at O abed, amidst, ashore
in (such) a state or condition O afresh
in (such) a manner O aloud, alive
7 abs O away, from O abstract 0.00% 15 0 15 2014
8 af O addition or increase O affirm 4.62% 65 3 62 2014
9 allo O other, different O alloimmunity, allosome 54.09% 281 152 129 2020
10 ambi O both O ambitendency 50.00% 28 14 14 2012
11 amphi O two, both, on both sides O amphiaster, amphitheater, amphibian 62.50% 40 25 15 2012
12 an B lacking in, lack of, not, without N anemic 36.27% 295 107 188 2012
up, against O anode
13 ana O up, against O anatoxin 17.89% 95 17 78 2012
14 ante O before O antenatal 61.02% 59 36 23 2012
15 anti N opposite, against N anti-war, antivirus, anti-human 74.48% 6960 5184 1776 2012
16 apo O away, different from O apomorphine 61.17% 188 115 73 2012
detached, separate O apocarpous
formed from, related to O apocodeine
17 arch O supreme, highest, worst O archangel 16.22% 37 6 31 2012
preeminent, extreme O archcapitalist, archinfamy
first in time, primitive O archfather, archform
18 astro O star O astrobiology 45.24% 42 19 23 2012
astrological, astrological and O astrodiagnosis, astromedical
aster in cells O astrosphere
19 at O change into, movememnt to, addition or increase O attend 3.80% 79 3 76 2014
20 auto O self O autobiography, automatic 43.53% 827 360 467 2013
automatic, self-acting, self-regulating O autofeed, autowind
of, by, affecting or for the same individual O autohemagglutination, autovaccine
self-caused, self-induced O autointoxication
acting as an antibody on or produced as an antibody for one’s own antigens O autoagglutinin, autohemolysin
21 be O equipped with, covered with, beset with (pejorative or facetious) O bedeviled, becalm, bedazzle, bewitch 20.73% 193 40 153 2012
to a great degree, thoroughly O becudgel, befuddle, bespatter
about, to, at, upon, against; intransitive verbs from intransitive verbs O bestride, bespeak
make, cause to be, treat as; verbs from adjectives or nouns O belittle, benumb, befriend
chemical prefix of unknown meaning O bekanamycin, bemethyl
22 bi O two O bicycle 44.34% 884 392 492 2012
23 bio O biological O biodegrade 48.46% 1106 536 570 2012
24 bis O both; of or belonging to both; two O bisischiatic, bismarine 72.22% 108 78 30 2014
doubled O bisdimethylamino, bisquaternary
25 cardio O heart; cardiac; heart action O cardiokymography 58.79% 330 194 136 2015
26 circum O around O circumnavigate 58.06% 124 72 52 2012
27 cis O on this side O cis-vaccenate 73.33% 45 33 12 2014
28 co O joint, with, accompanying O co-worker, coordinator, cooperation, cohabit 36.45% 1358 495 863 2012
in or to the same degree O coextensive, coeval
operating together or reciprocally O coterm
of the complement of an angle O cosine, codeclination
29 col O together or with O colleague 8.75% 80 7 73 2012
colon O colectasia
30 com O together or with O commingle 1.73% 173 3 170 2012
31 con O together or with O confederation 12.77% 415 53 362 2012
cone O conus
32 contra N opposite N contradict 38.10% 84 32 52 2012
33 cor O together or with O correlation 6.31% 111 7 104 2012
34 counter N against, in opposition to N counteract, counterpart 54.94% 415 228 187 2012
35 cryo O ice O cryogenics 50.89% 336 171 165 2012
36 crypto O hidden, secret O cryptography 66.10% 59 39 20 2012
37 de B reverse action, get rid of N de-emphasise 33.47% 1921 643 1278 2012
down O depress
get off of (something) O detrain, deplane
derived or compounded from (something) O deacetyl
having removal of one or more atoms of (a specified element) O dehydro-, deoxy-
38 demi O half O demiembryo, demispan 64.71% 17 11 6 2012
39 demo O people O demography 0.00% 14 0 14 2012
40 di O two O dioxide 71.71% 1693 1214 479 2012
41 dif O apart O differ 5.00% 20 1 19 2014
42 dis N not, opposite of N disloyal, disagree 31.77% 727 231 496 2014
reverse action, get rid of N disconnect, disinformation
apart N dissect
43 down O to make something lesser, lower or worse O downgrade 47.37% 228 108 120 2016
44 du O two O duet 1.61% 62 1 61 2013
45 duo O two O duovirus 53.85% 13 7 6 2013
46 dys B abnormal, diseased, bad, unfavorable,faulty N dysplasia, dyspathy, dysfunction 63.39% 254 161 93 2012
difficult, with difficulty O dysmenorrhea, dysoxidize
absence or reverse of O dysteleology
47 eco O ecological O ecosystem 38.89% 90 35 55 2013
48 electro O electric, electricity O electroablation 50.20% 769 386 383 2013
electromagnetic O electrochronograph
electron-related O electrophilic
49 em O to make into, to put into, to get into O empower 16.87% 83 14 69 2013
to provide with O empower
to cause to be (sometimes with suffix –en) O embolden
so as to cover or surround; thoroughly O embower
50 en O to make into, to put into, to get into O enmesh 28.33% 353 100 253 2013
in, within, inside O endermic, enzootic
chemically saturated; having one double bond O enamine
51 epi O upon, at, close upon, in addition O epidermis 47.75% 377 180 197 2013
petrographically altered O epidiorite
epimer of a specified chemical compound O epicholesterol, epirhamnose
chemical compound or group distinguished from another by having a bridge connection O epichlorhydrin
52 ex O former O ex-wife 15.48% 336 52 284 2013
out of O export
53 extra O outside O extracurricular 68.72% 1480 1017 463 2013
54 fore O before O forearm, forerunner 43.45% 168 73 95 2013
at or toward the front; the front part of something O forearm
55 geo O relating to the earth or its surface O geography 51.59% 126 65 61 2013
56 gyro O spinning on an axis O gyrokinetic 33.33% 15 5 10 2013
in a ring or spiral O gyromancy
57 haem O blood O haemagglutinin 34.33% 67 23 44 2014
58 haemo O blood O haemodialysis 47.75% 222 106 116 2014
59 hem O blood O hemagglutinin 21.62% 74 16 58 2014
blood O hemagglutinin
blood O hemagglutinin
60 hemi O half O hemiataxia 58.22% 438 255 183 2013
61 hemo O blood O hemodialysis 47.79% 226 108 118 2014
62 hetero O different O heterosexual 51.21% 373 191 182 2013
isomeric with or closely related to a (specified) compound O heteroxanthine
63 homo O same O homogenous, homologous 55.36% 336 186 150 2013
homologous with a (specified) organic compound O homoserine
from the same species; corresponding in type of structure O homograft, homolysin
64 hydro O relating to water, or using water O hydroelectricity 58.55% 345 202 143 2013
containing hydrogen O hydroborate
characterized by an accumulation of fluid in a (specified) body part O hydronephrosis
hydroid O hydromedusa
65 hyper O above, over O hyperthermia 55.89% 1333 745 588 2013
66 hypo O under or below something, low O hypothermia 59.29% 700 415 285 2014
67 ideo O image, idea O ideograph 37.04% 27 10 17 2014
68 idio O individual, personal, unique O idiographic 34.69% 49 17 32 2014
69 il N not, opposite of N illegal 24.49% 49 12 37 2014
70 im N not, opposite of N immature 21.80% 367 80 287 2014
71 in B in, into O insert 34.19% 1714 586 1128 2014
not, opposite of N inexact
72 infra O below, beneath O infrared 65.55% 508 333 175 2014
73 inter O among, between O intercede, interstate, interact 65.55% 4209 2759 1450 2012
74 intra O inside, within O intravenous 66.18% 3622 2397 1225 2012
75 ir N not, opposite of N irregular 30.77% 143 44 99 2014
76 iso O equal O isochromatic 74.08% 818 606 212 2014
77 macro O long O macrobiotic 56.76% 340 193 147 2014
78 mal O bad(ly) O malfunction 28.12% 160 45 115 2014
79 maxi O very long, very large O maxi-circle 25.00% 16 4 12 2014
80 mega O great, large O megabase 62.50% 160 100 60 2014
81 megalo O great, large O megastar, megalopolis 62.07% 29 18 11 2014
82 meta O after, along with, beyond, among, behind O meta-theory 59.47% 639 380 259 2014
83 micro O small O microautoradiogram 51.23% 2118 1085 1033 2014
84 mid O middle O midlife 51.41% 850 437 413 2014
85 midi O medium-sized O midiplasmin 100.00% 2 2 0 2014
86 mini O small O minibus 61.36% 220 135 85 2014
87 mis N wrong, astray N misinformation, misguide 49.17% 539 265 274 2014
88 mono O sole, only O monogamy 62.51% 835 522 313 2014
89 moto O movement O motoneuron 25.00% 20 5 15 2015
90 multi O many O multi-storey 57.17% 4063 2323 1740 2012
many times over; in many respects O multimillionaire, multispecialist
affecting many parts O multiglandular
91 neo O new O neolithic 52.49% 402 211 191 2014
92 non N not N nonexistent 75.71% 17266 13072 4194 2012
93 ob O blocking, against, concealing O ibstruct 3.92% 51 2 49 2014
94 oc O blocking, against, concealing O occult 0.00% 28 0 28 2014
95 of O blocking, against, concealing O offend 0.00% 7 0 7 2014
96 omni O all O omnipotent, omnipresent 47.83% 23 11 12 2012
97 op O blocking, against, concealing O oppose 2.00% 50 1 49 2014
98 ortho O correcting or straightening O orthodontics, orthotropic 68.23% 192 131 61 2012
indicates a 1,2-substituted benzene ring in organice chemistry O orthonitrophenol
indicates the common form of an acid in inorganic chemistry O orthoboric acid
chemical prefix O orthoformate
99 out O better, faster, longer, beyond O outreach, outcome 18.58% 323 60 263 2012
100 over O too much O overreact, overact 47.80% 1429 683 746 2012
101 paed O child O paedogenetic 0.00% 2 0 2 2014
102 paedo O child O paedogenetic 77.78% 9 7 2 2014
103 paid O child O NONE �% 0 0 0 2013
104 paido O child O NONE �% 0 0 0 2013
105 paleo O old O paleolithic 49.23% 65 32 33 2012
106 pan O all, worldwide O pan-African 52.24% 312 163 149 2012
107 para O beside, beyond O parallel 64.03% 987 632 355 2012
isomeric with, polymeric with, or otherwise closely related to O paracasein
the relation of two opposite positions in the benzene ring that are separated by two carbon atoms O parasymphysial
a derivative in which two substituting groups occupy such positions O para-xylene
108 ped O foot O pedestrian 6.67% 15 1 14 2012
creature or object having feet or footlike projections O Pediastrum, pedrail
something (specified) involving feet O pedomotor
child O pedogenetic
109 pedo O child O pedogenetic 31.82% 22 7 15 2014
110 per O through, completely, wrongly, exceedingly O permeate, permute 29.58% 284 84 200 2012
in chemistry, to denote a large amount or designate combination of an element in its highest valence O perchloroethylene
111 peri O around O periabdominal 71.87% 1959 1408 551 2012
near O perihelion
enclosing, surrounding O perineurium
tissue surrounding (specified part) O periarthritis
112 photo O light, photography, photograph O photoelectric 66.94% 962 644 318 2012
113 pod O foot O podiatrist 0.00% 16 0 16 2012
114 poly O many O polygon 66.38% 1038 689 349 2012
chemistry--containing more than one and especially more than two or three units of (a specified substance) O polyatomic
chemistry--polymer of, polymerized O polyethylene
chemistry--isopoly- O polymolybdate
115 post O after O post-election, post-graduation, postpone 79.67% 9753 7770 1983 2012
116 pre O before O pre-election, pre-enter, predict 73.87% 10008 7393 2615 2012
117 preter O beyond, past, more than O preternatural 10.00% 10 1 9 2012
118 pro O for, on the side of O pro-life 41.04% 1082 444 638 2013
substitute, deputy O proconsul
before O procambium
119 pros O toward O Prosthesis 16.67% 18 3 15 2012
120 proto O first, original O protoplasm, prototype 57.89% 171 99 72 2012
121 pseudo O false, imitation O pseudonym 62.77% 3489 2190 1299 2012
122 pyr O fire O pyroantimonate 19.23% 26 5 21 2014
in chemistry, indicates a dimeric acid anhydride O pyrophosphoric acid
due to or or attributed to the action of fire or heat O pyrochlore
of fiery color O pyrophanite
fever, fever producing O pyrotoxin
123 pyro O fire O pyroantimonate 53.03% 132 70 62 2012
in chemistry, indicates a dimeric acid anhydride O pyrophosphoric acid
due to or or attributed to the action of fire or heat O pyrochlore
of fiery color O pyrophanite
fever, fever producing O pyrotoxin
124 quasi O partly, almost, appearing to be but not really O quasiaxial 61.88% 341 211 130 2012
125 re O again, back O rerun 37.05% 4510 1671 2839 2012
126 retro O backwards O retrograde 50.93% 377 192 185 2014
127 self O self O self-sufficient 47.32% 820 388 432 2014
128 semi O half O semicircle 51.17% 944 483 461 2014
129 socio O society, social, sociological O sociopath 49.54% 216 107 109 2014
130 step O family relation by remarriage O stepbrother 11.97% 142 17 125 2014
131 sub O below, under O subway 63.17% 4361 2755 1606 2012
132 sup O below, under O support 1.92% 52 1 51 2014
133 super O above, over O supervisor 48.39% 1585 767 818 2014
134 supra O above, over O suprarenal 62.08% 1097 681 416 2014
135 sur O above, over O surreal, surrender 15.38% 78 12 66 2014
136 sy O together, with O system 0.00% 37 0 37 2014
137 syl O together, with O syllable 0.00% 7 0 7 2014
138 sym O together, with O symbol 17.31% 52 9 43 2014
139 syn O together, with O synthesis 25.52% 145 37 108 2014
140 tele O at a distance O television 50.74% 473 240 233 2014
141 trans O across, from one place to another O transatlantic, transverse 50.13% 1165 584 581 2014
142 tri O three O tricycle 60.88% 882 537 345 2014
143 twi O two O twilight 3.70% 27 1 26 2014
144 ultra O beyond, extremely O ultraviolet, ultrasonic 41.50% 747 310 437 2014
145 un N not, opposite of N unnecessary, unequal 57.36% 2268 1301 967 2012
reverse action, deprive of, release from N undo, untie
146 under B lower in grade/dignity, lesser, insufficient N underachieve 44.49% 699 311 388 2014
below, beneath O underground, underpass
147 uni O one O unicycle 42.52% 301 128 173 2014
148 up O to make something more, higher or better O upgrade 25.50% 302 77 225 2016
149 vice O deputy O vice-president 78.57% 14 11 3 2014
150 with O against O withstand 20.00% 25 5 20 2014